Could Simvastatin cause Stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure . We study 96,895 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 1,916 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 135,855 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 170,403 Stroke patients).

On Nov, 08, 2016

96,895 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 1,916 people (1.98%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.79 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.93 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 3.57 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 48.34 %
  • male: 51.66 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.06 %
  • 20-29: 0.9 %
  • 30-39: 2.25 %
  • 40-49: 6.83 %
  • 50-59: 19.45 %
  • 60+: 70.51 %

Severity of Stroke **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (481 people, 25.10%)
  • Lisinopril (327 people, 17.07%)
  • Omeprazole (280 people, 14.61%)
  • Plavix (214 people, 11.17%)
  • Furosemide (202 people, 10.54%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Simvastatin, learn more )

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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